GNOME 2.20.1 has been released. “This is the first update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown crashers, even for those modules which haven’t released a new version (gnome-terminal).”
GNOME 2.20.1 Released
About The Author
Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda
2007-10-18 10:54 pmRedeeman
well, they probably forgot the remove a feature scheduled for removal
2007-10-18 10:57 pmManuma
No, they are following the KDE4 tagging fashion, where betas are alpha and alphas are mmm well, nothing.
2007-10-18 11:09 pmapoclypse
I like that. That was funny.
2007-10-21 3:04 pmhussam
“well, they probably forgot the remove a feature scheduled for removal “
That’s very lame and not funny, flaming software projects is really getting old.
“Yes. But part of the GNOME philosophy is not to tell you – being a human, you might get overwhelmed with such information.”
Before you make such comments and simply assume things, please check your facts.
“YES, there changelogs”
There’s a big changelog for each module and a NEWS file next to each module’s source tarball.
Edited 2007-10-21 15:10
2007-10-18 11:05 pmSlackerJack
You’d be surprised about what they commit and then find out that the person who committed it didn’t talk to the person in the first place.
2007-10-19 12:57 amSEJeff
http://live.gnome.org/TwoPointTwentyone Not it doesn’t. This was put out > 6 months ago.
How can you fix something that is unknown?
2007-10-18 11:09 pmHiev
they have superpowers, that’s why GNOME rocks!!!
2007-10-18 11:28 pmraver31
lol, even though I had my sarcasm detector switched on, I still found this funny.
2007-10-18 11:33 pmHiev
That’s the point of sarcasm.
2007-10-18 11:14 pmtyrione
SQA doesn’t cover all boundaries. There will be sequences that have yet to flush out latent bugs triggered by behaviors not tested.
It happens to all platforms.
The “unknown crashers” is a poor description of what it really means in this context.
2007-10-19 12:00 amBluenoseJake
I doubt any QA process will flush out all unknown bugs. Statements like that only raise expectations to unrealistic levels
2007-10-19 1:17 pmstestagg
This release is a highly stable. Crashers should not be reported as
these only occur during the planned crash time.
Further, any problems in the actual release are to be blamed on the rest
of the release team not catching my errors.
2007-10-19 10:23 amleech
I recall at one point there being an update to Internet Explorer that said something similar.
“This update eliminates all previously addressed security vulnerabilities as well as any newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP. Download now to protect your computer from these vulnerabilities.”
2007-10-19 11:18 ammeianoite
How can you fix something that is unknown?
As Donald Rumsfeld(*) so poetically put it:
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.
(*): IMHO he (and everyone who took high positions in the government and the military of the U.S.A. for the last… hm, 70 years or so) is a dick. But what a funny quote
2007-10-19 1:35 pmbandido55
Rumsfield didn’t say anything new. What he said was a variation of Johari window.1) things known to all (public); 2) things known to you but not to others (secrets); 3) thinks known to others but not to you (individual unawareness); and 4) things unknown to all (collective unawareness)
When the internet connection dies, it still continues instead of just moving on
Oh and cancelling an ftp transfer that died does not close it off
Gnome-Vfs-Daemon takes 35% of my cpu to transfer files in nautilus
2007-10-19 6:21 ammonodeldiablo
A lot of GnomeVFS’ shortcomings are being addressed in GVFS, which is being rolled into GTK2.
I’ve only heard of one benchmark of the new code and it seemed to be pretty decent for an abstraction layer. I seem to recall that GVFS was ~15-20% slower than kernel-mount operations. But this was also a few months ago, so it could have gotten slower (more bloat) or faster (optimized code) in that time.
2007-10-19 6:33 amTweek
That is good to hear. I use gnome as my main desktop, its just a few of those bugs i have noticed for a while.
Does any one know where to get the release notes of 2.20.1?
Edited 2007-10-19 20:42
2007-10-20 9:16 pmiangibson
Yes. But part of the GNOME philosophy is not to tell you – being a human, you might get overwhelmed with such information.
seems awfully early to have an update